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India requires an integrated housing development strategy for the rural context Elucidate.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1. India requires an integrated housing development strategy for the rural context Elucidate.(250 words)

The Hindu

Why this question:

The article narrates a detailed analysis of Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA) concept that is aimed at development of rural areas.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss in detail how the rural development aspects of the country require an integrated housing strategy.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

State some facts highlighting the scenario of Indian rural areas and the level of development therein.

Body:

In brief discuss the underlying concept of PURA.

Explain how it proves to be the framework to mitigate the country’s socioeconomic problems and create a common development platform for rural and urban areas.

Discuss the growing need for an integrated approach to resolve the rural development issues and address the challenges. Take hints from the article and discuss the associated pros and cons.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward, suggest that If India is to have a real chance to minimize the housing development divide, it requires an integrated housing development strategy for the rural context, to be implemented in “mission mode”.